Our team


Girls Advisory Board


Rojina Tamang, 16, a tenth grader at Dhaneswori Secondary in Bhotekoshi Rural Municipality joined Her Turn in November 2017. She likes to dance, perform drama and get involved in various activities to enhance her knowledge and skills. By serving in the Girls Advisory Board, Rojina would like to coordinate with different organizations, local mothers' group and conduct awareness programs to minimize harmful practices such as early marriage. She says, “If I see any form of violence, I will intervene, if I need to seek help from other agencies like police, I will not hesitate.”Ranju Magar, 16, from Dolongsa village is a grade 10th student in Shree Kageshwori Secondary School of Tripura Sundari Municipality, Sindhupalchok. She aims to become a performing artist. She has keen interest in singing and sports. Since she joined Her Turn workshop in 2016, she has been active in her school and community and shares “I am committed to end violence against women and girls.”
Sunmaya Tamang is from Kiddada, Indrawati Rural Municipality of Sindhupalchok. She is 15 years old and studies in grade 10 in Shree Mahendra Secondary school. She says,”I dream to become a social worker in the future and eradicate all social evil practices from my community.” She further states, “if I get a chance to host radio shows, I would definitely advocate on social issues like early marriage, sexual and gender violence.” She attended Her Turn workshop on February, 2017. Sunita Shrestha , 14, is a 9th grader from Shree Rameswor Secondary School. She attended Her Turn workshop in 2017. She aims to become a nurse in the future. She has interest to explore science and technology. One of her suggestions to Hamro Palo is to conduct Her Turn and His Chance empowerment and education workshops in all schools across the country. She says, “I want to advocate for the involvement of adolescents in overall community development.”
Pramila Biswokarma is from Hagam of Jugal Rural Municipality. She studies in grade 10 at Shree Jaldevi Secondary school and is 15 years old. Her hobbies are singing, dancing, acting, and photography, and travelling. She wants to be an artist. She has attended Her Turn workshop in 2014. She says, “I will continue to advocate against gender based violence and will report any forms of violence to local government office.”Sabita Shrestha, 14, studies in grade 10 at Shree Bhumeswori Secondary School, Helambu Rural Municipality of Sindhupalchok. She says, “I want to get affiliated with social organization and serve the nation.” She has keen interest in dancing. She attended Her Turn workshop in 2017. Sabita says, “Being in the Girls Advisory Board, I would definitely intervene in issues like early marriage, sexual harassment as it affects adolescent girls.”
Laxmi Khanal is from Langerche Secondary School. She is 14 years old and studies in grade 9. She says, “I have keen interest in literature and want to be known as a poet in the future.” She has attended Her Turn workshop in 2017. She shares, “If I find out about child marriage or any form of violence, I will call police to intervene. I want to aware people through radio and television program regarding evil practices and violence. With the help of Girls Support Committee and School Support Committee, I want to conduct awareness program among parents.”Jasbina Thapa is a 10th grader at the Shree Rameswor Secondary School of Dhare, Jugal rural municipality. She aims to become a lawyer and advocate on human rights – especially child rights and women’s rights. She loves travelling, meeting people and experiencing new thing. She is 15 years old and she attended Her Turn workshop in 2017. Jasbina says, “Her Turn workshop is very important for overall development of school going adolescents. Covering topics such as puberty, menstruation, consequences of child marriage eliminate much confusion that adolescents go through. I have also learnt about leadership skills which have enhanced my confidence level.”

The Board – the new Board Members coming soon!

Sovana Chhetri, President

Sovana Chhetri has been working as executive secretariat in Budhanilkantha School, an English medium residential School designated as the National School of Nepal. She has been associated with Budhanilkantha School since 1987. She is actively engaged in the education sector and literature of Nepal.
Dolma Kumari Sherpa, Treasurer

Dolma Kumari Sherpa a masters’ graduate in computer application from Purbanchal University and Bachelors’ Degree Graduate in Arts from Shimla University is currently working as a Program Coordinator (BSc IT) and lecturer at The Lord Buddha Education Foundation. She is also engaged at Hyolmo Samaj Kendra as a Secretary and a Treasurer at Nepal Hyolmo Social Service Association. She has been engaged in the field of education for the past 7 years.

The rest of our teamreceived_10154617555132698

1 Anita-photoAnita Thapa, Executive Director

Anita joined Her Turn in 2016 and is working as a Program Manager. Prior to joining Her Turn, she has worked with youth and adolescents in Nepal and South Asia. She has served as a President in a youth led organization called Youth Initiative and co-founded a non-profit called Sambhawana. In 2011, she was awarded Community Solutions Fellowship by US State Department and placed in Boston, Massachusetts where worked in public and alternative schools. In 2013, Accountability Lab recognized her school initiative called “Civic Schools” as one of the best interventions in school for civic education and awarded an accountability incubator fellowship, best known as “Accountaprenuer”.
Sanchita UpretiSanchita Uprety, Project Manager

Sanchita joined Her Turn in November 2018 and is working as a Project Manager. She has a Master’s degree in social work. Prior to joining Her Turn she worked as Youth Development Officer at Raleigh International Nepal. Throughout her professional engagement she has always worked with young people for their personal and professional development.
1 Yachin SherpaYachin Sherpa, Master Trainer

Yachin joined Her Turn in April 2014. She has been working as a master trainer. Prior to joining Her Turn, Yachin has worked as a teacher both in rural and urban Nepal. She believes that the platform Her Turn has created for young girls in schools in remote villages will have long term impact on girls present as well as future. About Her Turn Yanchen says: “I truly believe that this project will have significant contribution in the overall upliftment of communities in rural areas and also in discouraging social evils.”
Anisha Paudel, Finance Officer

Anisha Joined Hamro Palo in February 2017 as a Finance Officer. She graduated with bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (BBA). Prior to Joining Hamro Palo, She has worked as an Accountant in PnP Business Solution (Audit Consultancy). She enjoys working with diverse team of Hamro Palo.
1 KamalKamal Kshatri, Master Trainer

Kamal joined Hamro Palo in 2017. He has completed Masters Degree in Social Work from Tribhuwan University. He has years of experience working in the field environment, youth and children. He strongly believes that everyone should be equal no matter what gender they are and sees himself working in the field of gender issues in the future.
MerajMeraj Nepal, Admin & Logistics Officer

Meraj joined Hamro Palo in May 2019 as Admin & Logistics Officer. He graduated with bachelor’s degree in Bachelor of Business Administration is currently perusing master’s degree in Management. He has the experience of more than 4 years of working in Admin & Finance department enjoys working in development sector which brings positive change in young people.
NanshuNanshu Shrestha, Master Trainer
Nanshu joined Hamro Palo in April 2019. She graduated with bachelor’s degree in development studies has experience in working with children and managing events. She believes in equity for all.
Rabindra KumalRabindra Kumal, Project Manager

Mr. Rabindra Kumal joined Hamro Palo in April 2019. He holds Master’s degree in Rural Development and has more than 17 years of experience in development sector. He poses sound program management expertise that encompasses progressive experience on Human Resource management, capacity building, coordinating and collaborating with wide range of stakeholders. He ensures participatory approach to development with the view to bring lasting changes in the lives of adolescents and young people. Moreover, he enjoys capacitating, empowering and promoting adolescents/young people and he strongly believes in youth led changes.
RamitaRamita Adhikari, Child Protection Officer

Ramita joined Hamro Palo in April 2019. She is currently perusing her Master’s degree in political science and holds a bachelor’s degree in education. She gained experience in the field of education by working as a Teacher for secondary level student. She believes that women empowerment is key to development of a country.
Shovana PokharelShovana Pokharel, Master Trainer

Shovana joined Hamro Palo in 2017. She has completed her bachelors in management. Prior joining to Hamro Palo, she has worked in marketing and administrative sector.
She is interested in cricket and also had participated in district level cricket tournament. She also loves to explore new places, dancing and reading.
She wants to motivate people to live their life and bring positive change in others life.
Ravi Khadka, Field Coordinator

Ravi is currently pursuing his masters in Psychology at Tribhuwan University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work. He worked as an intern in DIDI Bahini Nepal and Voice of Youth and Children (VOYC) before joining Hamro Palo in 2017. He is associated with different youth organizations, and wants to utilize his leadership and communication skills for social transformation. In the long term, he wants to build his career in the development sector.

Advisory Board

linkedinOla Perczynska, founder, advisor

Ola first visited Nepal in 2008, shortly after completing her Masters at the University of Lancaster. Since then she has worked with various NGOs in Nepal and Palestine in the sectors of education, agriculture and water and sanitation. After learning more about the importance of girls’ education and empowerment and their situation in Nepal, in 2012 she founded Her Turn. She currently works with People in Need in Nepal. You can email her at ola@her-turn.org.
dannyDaniel Coyle, advisor

Daniel has over 7 years’ experience conducting program research in different parts of Nepal. Prior to the 2015 earthquake, he researched gender and the successes and failures of various development interventions in both rural and urban settings, and extensive work with Nepal’s marginalized populations in remote and earthquake affected districts.
danielleDanielle Preiss

Danielle first visited Nepal in 2008 through a Fulbright research grant. She has since worked with various non-profit agencies in Nepal and the US on projects related to agriculture, health, and refugee resettlement. In 2013, she completed master’s degrees in environmental science at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and journalism at Syracuse University. Danielle has reported for various media outlets from Nepal and helps with Her Turn’s communications. She also worked closely with Her Turn in Nepal after the 2015 earthquake.